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Man in custody after hours-long Vegas standoff

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Police close Tropicana Avenue near Mountain Vista during a standoff with a man at an apartment complex. (FOX5) Police close Tropicana Avenue near Mountain Vista during a standoff with a man at an apartment complex. (FOX5)
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Police said a man who barricaded himself in a Las Vegas apartment since Monday evening was taken into custody early Tuesday morning. The man was believed to be a suspect in a California slaying case, according to reports.

The incident started about 6 p.m. at the Camden Apartments complex located at 4800 E. Tropicana Avenue near Mountain Vista Street.

One man barricaded himself inside a unit. SWAT responded to the scene and began negotiating with the man. Police said the man is thought to be wanted in California on murder charges. They attempted to make contact with him before he ran and barricaded himself inside the apartment.

Sacramento TV station KOVR reported suspect William Gardner III called the station, claiming to be the barricaded man. He additionally reported having several hostages. Gardner was wanted in connection with the Nov. 18 slaying of his girlfriend in Winters, CA, according to that city's police department.

Before 11 p.m. Monday, Las Vegas Metro police said the man had two hostages, a woman and a child. Police said the suspect in the standoff surrendered just before 1 a.m. Tuesday. It was not immediately clear if he was armed.

There are no reports of injuries. Police closed Tropicana between Nellis Boulevard and Mountain Vista while they negotiated with the man.

Stay with FOX5 for updates on this developing story.

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